Speaking of Christmas: Plays for Readers' Theater

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CSS Publishing, 2004 - Drama - 123 pages
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So you've just been asked to put together your church's Christmas pageant -- are you feeling overwhelmed yet? Don't worry ... let Doris Wells Miller show you how this ministry can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for all concerned. In addition to seven delightful programs designed for children of preschool age through sixth grade, this book provides comprehensive, easy-to-follow guidelines that walk you through the entire process of planning, rehearsing, and presenting your holiday production. There's even a step-by-step worksheet to help you keep organized and stay on top of all the details. Each complete script comes with a synopsis and stage directions, as well as an attractive cover that can be reproduced for your program. You'll find material suitable for congregations of any size; most require no more than a dozen participants. And props, sets, and costumes are kept simple for maximum flexibility. With these practical resources, your children's Christmas program this year is bound to be successful -- Seven Advent Programs For Children has all the help you need in one convenient volume. Copying privileges are included. Doris Wells Miller has been a church secretary, taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, and served in many leadership roles in her congregation. Now retired, she is an active member of Cambridge Drive Baptist Church in Goleta, California. CSS Pub
 

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Contents

A Thousand Years Of Christmas Plays
7
What Is Readers Theater?
11
About The Plays In This Volume
13
A Discussion Among Angels
15
A Pilgrimage To Bethlehem
23
Two Babes In The Manger
41
The Tree That Didnt Get Trimmed
45
Willibald Krautmans Trip To Heaven
55
Why The Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves
73
Million Dollar Christmas
77
The Burglars Christmas
89
Christmas Every Day
101
Hoodoo McFiggins Christmas
111
Home For The Holidays
115
Additional Sources For Christmas Readers Theater Scripts
121
Copyright

Two Christmas Dinners
65

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About the author (2004)

Matthew Powell, O.P. is an associate professor of theater at Providence College. A Roman Catholic priest, Father Powell previously taught or served in campus ministry at Urbana College, Edgewood College, and Tulane University

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